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Wallace Turner FOOTE, Jr.

(1864-1910)

FOOTE, Wallace Turner, Jr., a Representative from New York; born in Port Henry, Essex County, N.Y., April 7, 1864; attended the Port Henry Union School and Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Mass., and was graduated as a civil engineer from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1885; assistant superintendent of the Cedar Point Furnace in Port Henry 1885-1887; attended Columbia Law School, New York City; was admitted to the bar in 1889 and commenced practice in Port Henry; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1899); was not a candidate for renomination in 1898; resumed the practice of law and also engaged in mining; died in New York City December 17, 1910; interment in Union Cemetery, Port Henry, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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